Sunday, 6 March 2011

Springing About

Something's in the air. I've got the tidy up and throw stuff out bug. Must be that spring's on the way making me feel all housecleany.

Clearing out cupboards means I've found stuff I forgot all about. A cheeky drummer boy is back making a din for the pixie and dog to enjoy. Piles of paperwork have sensibly been put back to be ignored again.


I added a pair of cheery  primulas to the windowsill. Now it's a sunny day whatever the weather. Much better to look at than the blocked drain reality on the other side of the window.




Out in the garden there are definate signs of spring peeking out here and there. Pink flowers (not good on the names of things in the garden) and lots of green  shoots make us happy as do fat feathery hens called Betty.


Her pecking mate Hennypenny did a good mornings weeding and thankfully left all the shoots alone this year (so far).


In between bursts of tidying and cobweb clearing I've flopped to knit an elephant and dolly (more of these another day).  Then there was the distraction of hooking away at the scarf I've been making for an age now. Slowly slowly I'm getting there. I might even have it finished by next Spring.
 

22 comments:

  1. the scarf is cute and delightful to see the birds!

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  2. I know what you mean. We've had a busy weekend doing a bit of tidying in our new garden now we've finally moved. I've no idea what anything is so we're starting with a gentle trim here and there, a lot of sweeping up leaves and then removing any obvious weeds. We also inherited a bantam with the house much to my little ones' delight. She's followed me round all day busying herself as things get uncovered. A very welcome addition to our family!
    Nice to see a nice bright colourful post. Love your pixie. Better get back to my 'proper' work I should be doing now.
    Ellie
    x

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  3. Yes, I think that now the sun is out more often we're getting into that spring clean fever. Love those hens!
    June.

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  4. Lovely hens and a beautiful scarf! :)
    Vivienne x

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  5. love reading your blog.
    The pink flowers look like hellebores :-)

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  6. love reading your blog.
    The pink flowers look like hellebores :-)

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  7. Hello, glad you're back,have missed your happy little posts. Your day trip looked nice and I love your scarf and your lovely hens. I would love some hens but our little dog would have them for lunch I think...JRT! have a fab week x x x x x x x x Jane

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  8. What a colorful Post, I love the scarf~

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  9. The scarf is lovely, very colourful and just what you need when the weather is cold and grey. It'll be well worth the effort when it's done.

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  10. I know what you mean about the spring cleaning bug ;-)) Lovely to see your hens roaming round the garden bless them. Have a lovely week, dee x

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  11. Very glad your broadband is back Lisa! What a relief! When I see hens on people's blogs, I always feel slightly jealous(!) I'd love to have hens, I always think they're charismatic and beautiful, yours are just gorgeous! Love Vanessa xxx

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  12. I love your scarf, what a spring delight xox The sun is arm and glorious here today, I feel a spring clean coming on too x

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  13. I love your scarf... and your fowl... :)

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  14. The scarf is looking lovely, very cheery colours. We have invading hens that have hopped over the fence from next door. Their wings haven't been clipped so they keep flying over into our hen coop a little white hen and a really smart cockerel. We might have chirpy chicks in time for spring with any luck.

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  15. It made me smile when you said you were returning the paperwork to be ignored once more - that sounds so familiar! It is definitely feeling spring like at the moment. Long may it last. x

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  16. Urrgh, it's just about tax time here so I'm knee deep in yucky paperwork. Have you seen the film Gnomeo and Juliet yet, very funny x

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  17. Ahhhhh yes there is definitely a Spring Clear-up Tidy-up bug going around. Don't you feel all fresh n dandy when it's all done n all. Great to meet your wee hens. OooOO n how scrummy yummy is your scraf, good work twinks. Ionwen XXX

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  18. Hi,
    I'm new to your blog & I have to say.......I LUV IT!!!!!!
    Love the flowers & hens, thinking of getting some myself but first we are getting some Easter Bunnies (real one's!) - can't wait.

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  19. Hello! New to your blog & have to say I LOVE It! Doesn't everything look so much better when the sun is shining! We are also thinking of getting some hens but before they come along we are having some.....Easter Bunnies (real ones)...can't wait!
    Loved your little drummer boy.
    Bye For Now
    Natalie

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  20. Lovely springtime! Thing is, all that bright sunshine shows up all the dust doesn't it?! That's what gets me doing some long awaited cleaning! I've bought some primulas too, so lovely to look at each day and as you say, even when the sun's not out, yiu can't argue with THEM that spring isn't here! xx

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  21. What wonderful colors in this post, that scarf looks amazing! Yes, it's about time for a clear out around here too. All the best!

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  22. love the chick , chick ,chick, chick , chickens ......

    ;)Leah x

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